What we read while Reagan’s ghost cleaned up the mess at UC-Davis…
- In the real darkest timeline, Community was left off of NBC’s mid-season schedule, though NBC insists the show isn’t actually cancelled. Fans of the show are panicking and taking to the Internet to express their outrage. Alison Brie even showed up on The Soup (which may actually have more viewers than Community) to hype the show. The last episode of the show bore some resemblance to this recent GQ story.
- In news from the other end of TV comedy spectrum, Arrested Development has a new home!
- States all across the country have been coordinating with federal law enforcement and barring media access and destroying books (America truly is the land of the free…) while they shut down the Occupy Wall Street protests. There’s a decent argument that this will help the movement in the long run, but don’t tell that to the elderly women and peaceful students who’ve been getting pepper sprayed. There have been questions about the police response throughout the country. Some of the most damning footage has come from UC-Davis, where some faculty have expressed outrage and are calling for the resignation of the school chancellor. Two police officers have been placed on administrative leave.
- Meanwhile, the 1% really want to pay more taxes.
- Life pokes fun at itself with its 20 worst covers.
- The tragedy at Penn State continues to unfold, with more reactions pouring in from all sorts of perspectives, including a priest’s and a whistleblower’s. Plus, here’s the full transcript of Bob Costas’ interview with Jerry Sandusky, for which he had 15 minutes to prepare.
- On the other end of college athletics spectrum, Coach K passed Bobby Knight for the most wins in Division I college basketball.
- Roger Craig pulled off possibly the coolest move in Jeopardy history in last week’s Tournament of Champions. Esquire‘s Chris Jones breaks it all down. Jones also spent a Friday in Cambridge talking craft with Gay Talese. You won’t believe what Talese takes his notes on.